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April 25, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Brandt Snedeker rallied from six shots behind and beat Luke Donald in a playoff in The Heritage at Hilton Head, S.C., to deny the Englishman the No. 1 ranking yesterday. Donald would have risen to the top spot in the world from No. 3 had he won. His countryman, Lee Westwood, moved from No. 2 to No. 1, replacing Martin Kaymer, after winning the Indonesian Masters earlier yesterday. Donald had saved par from difficult spots on the 71st and 72nd holes to force the playoff, then did it again on the second extra hole.
SPORTS
March 2, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
NASCAR is finally about to lose its wings. "We're hoping within the next two of three races that we'll be able to be at a point where we say it's time to take the wings off and put the spoiler on," NASCAR president Mike Helton said yesterday in Fort Worth, Texas. While Helton didn't provide a specific date for the expected removal of the wings from the cars, that timeline coincides with the March 28 race at Martinsville that most teams have expected to be the first with the more traditional-looking rear spoilers.
NEWS
September 21, 1986 | By John Knebels, Special to The Inquirer
It is the type of opponent that often causes good teams the greatest problem. It is the dreaded spoiler. Against the spoiler, nothing is certain. The spoiler has little to lose and everything to gain. Its greatest thrill is souring a strong team's day. Some football teams are especially suited to that role. "If we keep working like we've been, and come along little by little, we could definitely be a real spoiler," Palmyra six-year coach Bud Maurer said. "Burlington returns a lot of lettermen and had good junior varsity and freshman records.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By John Timpane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This scene was enacted in millions of American homes over the weekend: Family member ( comes in, thumbs working his/her mobile phone ): "Too bad Michael Phelps lost, huh?" Everyone in the house ( media-dark so they can watch the evening's delayed Olympics broadcast ): "WHY DID YOU TELL ME??????" Happened at my place. You? This Olympics delay thing. It's put on brutal display the big, and I mean big , disconnect between network TV and the Web. If you're Web-linked (and who isn't?
SPORTS
October 27, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
This mostly forgettable Union season concludes on Saturday, but the finale carries plenty of importance. The Union (10-17-6) play host to the New York Red Bulls (15-9-9) in Saturday's 1:30 p.m. Major League Soccer regular-season finale at PPL Park. While the Union have long been out of the playoff race, they could make things miserable for New York. The Red Bulls have clinched one of the top five Eastern Conference playoff spots, but will be vying for a critical first-round bye. With 54 points, New York is two behind third-place Chicago and three behind second-place D.C. United, with each having one game remaining.
NEWS
December 18, 2003 | By Maria Recio INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Ralph Nader, whose campaign for president in 2000 arguably tilted several close states - and victory - to George W. Bush, is considering another run. Running as the Green Party nominee, Nader won about 3 percent of the popular vote in 2000, including 97,000 votes in Florida. Democrat Al Gore lost the election when Bush defeated him in Florida by 537 votes and the Supreme Court halted a recount. Nader, who thrives on controversy, bristles at the "spoiler" label, saying it is "offensive and a violation of my civil liberties" to tell him not to run. There are growing signs that he will run again, from the creation of an exploratory committee this month to constant meetings with Green Party members and his longtime supporters across the country.
SPORTS
February 16, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
A pair of high-profile Nationwide Series teams owned by drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip likely will be penalized after NASCAR inspectors found technical violations before qualifying yesterday. Inspectors impounded Earnhardt's No. 5 car Thursday night after spotting an illegal modification to his rear spoiler. The team got its car back yesterday morning, minus the spoiler and rear deck lid. Officials also confiscated the carburetor from the No. 99 Nationwide car driven by David Reutimann, who drives for Michael Waltrip Racing.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
DETROIT - Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people would love to expunge from the English language. Spoiler alert is among them. So are kick the can down the road , trending , and bucket list . A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted from the United States, Canada, and beyond.
SPORTS
May 9, 2010
A few weeks ago, Lawrence Taylor was at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the NFL draft. The league was celebrating its 75th draft, and 45,000 people had voted at nfl.com for the 10 greatest picks of all time. Taylor was the only defensive player chosen. He looked regal, and indeed was enjoying a personal renaissance that included, according to Taylor, 12 years of sobriety, not to mention a glitzy stint on Dancing With the Stars . But then on Thursday, Taylor allegedly was involved in a nasty incident in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | BY LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Shirley Jones appears every inch the ladylike Marian the librarian or sweet farm girl Laurey or cheerfully steady Mrs. Partridge. Her makeup is discreet and her silver hair tidy. It all adds up to the publicly familiar Shirley Jones, whose crystalline soprano voice and dewy prettiness made her an immediate star in the 1950s film versions of "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel," and who captured a subsequent generation of fans in TV's "The Partridge Family" in the 1970s. Then there's Shirley Jones , her new autobiography, which turns the 79-year-old actress' image on its head in startling - even shocking - ways.
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May 7, 2015
IN "THE D TRAIN," Jack Black is Keyser Soze. He's the psychologist who treats a kid who sees dead people, then realizes he's dead. He's the guy in "The Crying Game" whose girlfriend has an Adam's apple. He is, in short, a guy at the center of a jaw-dropping plot turn. Should this plot point be revealed? In the case of "The D Train," opening Friday, it's a divisive question. Some critics are doing it, some aren't. So, we put it to the highest authority we could think of - Jack Black, who stars in "The D Train," and who produced it. "Its tricky!"
SPORTS
April 12, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers have extra motivation as they end their disappointing season Saturday afternoon against Ottawa at the Wells Fargo Center: They will be trying to prevent the surging Senators from clinching a playoff spot. "They'll be coming in with a lot of intensity, something I think we need from an opponent," said Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who will finish the best season of his seven-year career. "Hopefully, we'll be able to come away and ruin their season. " Ottawa (42-26-13), which owns a stunning 22-4-4 record since Feb. 10, can clinch a playoff spot if it registers one point.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
At Invisible Sentinel, a biotech company in West Philadelphia where scientists each day conduct the serious business of trying to ensure a safer food supply, this is a day for raising a celebratory glass. Wine would be the appropriate libation. The seven-year-old start-up in University City Science Center is announcing Monday a partnership that will broaden its focus beyond food - to protecting wine from what some consider a taste-spoiler. The 17-employee company is pairing with Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma County, Calif., to develop a rapid diagnostic to detect brettanomyces, a nemesis to some vintners.
SPORTS
November 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Talley is a realist, which is why the Villanova football coach understands that his team can be only in the rare position of spoiler for the season finale against rival Delaware at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at PPL Park in Chester. Villanova qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs four of the previous five seasons, winning the national championship in 2009 and advancing to the semifinals in 2010. Last season the Wildcats again earned a berth as the regular-season Colonial Athletic Association champion and they were picked to repeat this season.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Penn faces long odds in retaining its Ivy League football crown, the Quakers still believe they have plenty to play for. After last week's 38-26 loss to Princeton, Penn is 4-4 overall, 3-2 in the Ivy League, two games behind the first-place Tigers with two to play. Princeton would eliminate the Quakers by winning either this week at home against Yale or next week at Dartmouth. So now Penn is in the rare role of playing spoiler when it visits Harvard (7-1, 4-1) at noon Saturday.
NEWS
September 23, 2013 | By Francesca Serritella, For The Inquirer
My boyfriend isn't caught up on Breaking Bad . This may not sound like a crisis to you, but it is. There are only two episodes left in the greatest show on television, and as if that weren't traumatizing enough, the writers are torturing my favorite characters to the bitter end. And I can't say a word to my boyfriend. No spoilers. I suffer alone. We love watching our favorite shows together. But with the advent of DVR and Netflix, watching a show as a couple has gotten complicated.
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Edgar Wright issued a plea when he began screening The World's End , asking critics, reporters, and bloggers not to "reveal some of the surprises, twists and actors that do not feature in the trailers. " Fair enough. But those trailers give away a lot . From writer-director Wright and his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz brethren, The World's End stars Simon Pegg , Nick Frost , Martin Freeman , Eddie Marsan , and Paddy Considine as five friends who return to their hometown after 20 years to complete the noble challenge left unfinished when they were in high school: the ultimate pub crawl, 12 pubs, 12 pints, one night.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | BY LYNN ELBER, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Shirley Jones appears every inch the ladylike Marian the librarian or sweet farm girl Laurey or cheerfully steady Mrs. Partridge. Her makeup is discreet and her silver hair tidy. It all adds up to the publicly familiar Shirley Jones, whose crystalline soprano voice and dewy prettiness made her an immediate star in the 1950s film versions of "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel," and who captured a subsequent generation of fans in TV's "The Partridge Family" in the 1970s. Then there's Shirley Jones , her new autobiography, which turns the 79-year-old actress' image on its head in startling - even shocking - ways.
SPORTS
May 10, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
BECAUSE OF HIS almost-forever fascination with the earth and sky, Marc Berlanger plans to major in geoscience at Bloomsburg University. Did someone say earth and sky? Thursday, those words were quite the fit for Berlanger's first two at-bats in an important Catholic Red baseball game. In both, he drove deep fly balls toward almost the exact same part of dead rightfield. The first launching offered momentary hope, then returned him to earth. The second sent him soaring sky high!
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
DETROIT - Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people would love to expunge from the English language. Spoiler alert is among them. So are kick the can down the road , trending , and bucket list . A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted from the United States, Canada, and beyond.
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